Rolls-Royce unveils the One Thousand and One Nights Bespoke Ghost Collection

Article by Christian A., on November 15, 2012

Tales of ‘The Arabian Nights Entertainment’ were the inspiration behind the Bespoke collection of Ghost family cars built by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Middle East. The Bespoke team at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, created a range of two-tone paint schemes that drew on a warm colour palette that functioned as the ideal backdrop for hand-painted coachlines.

These cars feature details that were meticulously applied to convey the Arabic words ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ and conclude in an intricate design that frames its door handles. For centuries, the epic tales that Scheherazade told Shahryar have drawn the attention of storytellers and readers. These tales will forever be treated as one of the most renowned works of literature to come from the region.

According to Geoff Briscoe, Director Middle East, Africa and Latin America for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, a Rolls-Royce is the “perfect canvas” for these incredibly individual motoring masterpieces. The bespoke designers prove just how capable they are in delving into a rich culture with this collection.

The launch for the limited ‘One Thousand and One Nights Bespoke Ghost Collection will be done gradually. It will have three chapters. Watch out for Chapter One on November 28 at the Sharjah International Automobile Show. Chapter Two will come in the first quarter of 2013 while Chapter Three will take place in the third quarter of next year.

Gaining the status as the most powerful Rolls-Royce car so far is the Rolls-Royce Ghost. But despite this status, the new Rolls-Royce Ghost delivers power differently from other cars. Typically, cars provide power in an up-tempo manner. However, power delivery in the new Rolls-Royce Ghost is done in an simple, elegant and indulgent manner. The Ghost’s powerful engine is backed by an array of engineering software and technologies that gives this Rolls-Royce an easier and enjoyable to drive.

Amazingly, the driver is the focus of the design of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost. In fact, drivers are given an elevated commanding position that allows them to have a clearer view of the road ahead. Meanwhile, the Ghost features a clear interior fascia with a spacious design and an intuitive layout. It features sculpted controls, the more important of which are accented in chrome. Located on the back of the black-rimmed steering wheel is the instrument panel with soft glowing light. Interestingly, the steering wheel comes with several violin keys and an ergonomic roller-ball control.

A veneered panel is home to a cleverly concealed control center display, which comes out only when there is a need to display features like satellite navigation, communication, entertainment functions and telephone. These features are managed by a central rotary controller that is located among quick-access buttons on the car’s front center console.

Furthermore, the new Rolls-Royce Ghost could be availed with an array of optional driver assistance systems and technologies. One of these is the optional Comfort Entry, which could unlock the doors as soon as it detects that the key fob is within 1.5 meters and the user grabs the cool-chromed handle. Once the driver enters the Rolls-Royce Ghost, the control systems menus could be accessed through voice control.

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